Montana Outdoors

November 13, 2014

A garnish of crystal

Filed under: ice art, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:42 pm

Trimmed with frost

Trimmed with frost

Trimmed with frost

Trimmed with frost

Trimmed with frost

Trimmed with frost

Trimmed with frost

Trimmed with frost

Trimmed with frost

Trimmed with frost

Trimmed with frost

Trimmed with frost

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40 Comments »

  1. Natural gems!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 13, 2014 @ 9:52 pm

  2. So, so beautiful. It’s amazing how closely they resemble rock crystals. It seems as though they’re rather like snowflakes, too, in terms of individuality.

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    Comment by shoreacres — November 13, 2014 @ 10:03 pm

    • There must be a single principle that governs the formation of crystal structures, be they ice or rock.

      So much beauty in them that is so transient that it exists mostly in the imagination or the memory. This collection exists now only in these photos.

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      Comment by montucky — November 13, 2014 @ 10:23 pm

  3. How very beautiful! All such fragile masterpieces.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — November 14, 2014 @ 1:48 am

    • No matter what the science is behind them, they certainly look like art, don’t they!

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2014 @ 9:43 am

  4. Nature’s most precious jewelry! Love photos!

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    Comment by Lucy — November 14, 2014 @ 6:27 am

  5. Mesmerizing crystals! I love taking pictures of frost or ice, so I sure enjoyed these. And oh, Montucky, it’s here! We got our first dusting of snow last night!

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — November 14, 2014 @ 7:27 am

    • Yep, it’s here. Here it actually warmed up during the night as clouds moved in, but no more snow in the forecast. The dustings we had are gone except for in the high places.

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2014 @ 9:45 am

  6. Beautifully fascinating, Terry.

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    Comment by seekraz — November 14, 2014 @ 7:29 am

    • It is indeed, Scott. I remember frosty scenes from early childhood.

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2014 @ 9:46 am

  7. I love those frost crystals but I haven’t seen any here yet this year. I think conditions have to be just about perfect for them to grow. We had our first dusting of snow overnight, so winter is creeping in.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — November 14, 2014 @ 7:39 am

    • These seem to be forming in small pockets where there may be openings in the rocks below them that release warmer air rather than in widespread areas. It is beginning to look as though winter is here to stay now and I’m hoping for snow.

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2014 @ 9:50 am

  8. Jack Frost has some real talent! Actually we know it is someone else who has the talent.

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    Comment by Ron Mangels — November 14, 2014 @ 8:04 am

    • I often think that this is nature’s art and it has been emulated by jewelry makers. This however is art for everyone, not just the rich.

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2014 @ 9:51 am

  9. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the jewels of the outdoors with us.

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    Comment by Beth — November 14, 2014 @ 8:22 am

    • “jewels of the outdoors” is an excellent way to put it! Thanks Beth!

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2014 @ 9:52 am

  10. Hi Montucky, I am wild about your photography! I think the structures of the ice crystal formations are interesting to see. Have a fine weekend and stay warm and toasty!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 14, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

    • Thanks! Yes, I find them fascinating too. I guess there is still a child in each of us!

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2014 @ 9:52 pm

  11. Love it! Very nice Detail!

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — November 14, 2014 @ 5:31 pm

  12. Those crystals are so beautiful. It’s not cold enough to experience that wonderful sight here where I live.

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    Comment by Vicki — November 14, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

    • It is cold, but the ground is mostly bare providing an opportunity to photograph these before snow covers everything.

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2014 @ 9:55 pm

  13. I am endlessly fascinated by crystal formations in snow and ice. I’ve seen windows that looked as though they were wearing intricate lace curtains. These photos are beautiful!

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — November 14, 2014 @ 10:21 pm

    • I’ve long been fascinated by ice and frost crystals, but that was heightened when I acquired a macro lens and can see the detail.

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2014 @ 10:55 pm

  14. No words to describe the beauty of these delicate ice crystals. Your pictures stand alone!

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    Comment by Jane — November 14, 2014 @ 10:52 pm

  15. I love images built on fragile, intricate structure…Gorgeous photos.

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    Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker — November 14, 2014 @ 10:57 pm

    • There is a lot of beauty in winter, so many transient and delicate creations.

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

  16. Oh, what fun you had playing with ice crystals, and what a fine job you did portraying them.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — November 14, 2014 @ 11:08 pm

  17. Those ice crystals are so cool. A good camera, and someone who knows how to use it, can certainly bring a different perspective to what our conscience eye sees. I’ll bet the overall scenery was blinding in the morning sun.

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    Comment by orples — November 14, 2014 @ 11:16 pm

    • Yes, with the macro lens I have seen things that I never saw before and other things in different ways. The natural world is full of wonderful things!

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      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2014 @ 11:42 pm

  18. Just perfect!!

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    Comment by zannyro — November 17, 2014 @ 5:55 pm

  19. Real nature photos. Your photos are master photos.

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    Comment by Sartenada — November 20, 2014 @ 3:27 am

    • Thank you! That little lens lets us see a little more of nature’s beauty than we could otherwise.

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      Comment by montucky — November 20, 2014 @ 9:09 am

  20. Amazing how different they all are!

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    Comment by Candace — November 20, 2014 @ 7:31 pm


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